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Cholesterol
Cholesterol, found in every cell in your body, is needed to hold cells together, among other things. This eMedTV article explains the types of cholesterol and how too much in your blood can increase your risk of developing heart disease.
Lipitor
Lipitor is a medication used for the treatment of high cholesterol and high triglycerides. This eMedTV article provides an overview of the drug, including information about how it works, when and how to take it, potential side effects, and more.
Triglycerides
Triglycerides are the main storage form of fat in the body. As this eMedTV article explains, they are used to create energy and serve as building blocks for cells. This Web page provides an in-depth look at triglycerides.
Crestor
Crestor is generally prescribed for treating high cholesterol and high triglycerides. This section of the eMedTV Web site offers an in-depth look at the drug, with information on its uses, dosing guidelines, potential side effects, and more.
Zocor
Zocor is often used to treat high cholesterol and high triglycerides, and to prevent cardiovascular disease. This eMedTV Web page discusses this prescription medication in detail, including side effects, dosing, strengths, and how it works.
High Cholesterol
Effects of high cholesterol due to atherosclerosis include angina, heart attack, and stroke. This eMedTV Web page highlights these and other health risks associated with this condition and also explains treatment options.
Vytorin
Vytorin, a drug combining simvastatin and ezetimibe, is used for high cholesterol and high triglycerides. This eMedTV article further discusses the drug, including information on its uses, effects, strengths, potential side effects, and more.
Zetia
Zetia is a medicine licensed to treat high cholesterol and sitosterolemia, a rare genetic condition. This eMedTV article discusses the effects of the prescription drug, how it works, how and when to take it, potential side effects, and more.
Lipitor Side Effects
For people taking Lipitor, side effects may include headaches, muscle pain, and diarrhea. This eMedTV resource describes other side effects of Lipitor, which can also include joint pain, stomach pain, and constipation, including how common they are.
Niacin
Niacin is a type of B vitamin that is available in the form of prescription drugs and dietary supplements. This eMedTV page explores the benefits of niacin, offers dosing information for the product, and lists potential side effects that may occur.
Red Yeast Rice
Red yeast rice may help lower cholesterol because it can contain large amounts of lovastatin. This eMedTV Web page offers an overview of red yeast rice, including information on how the product is fermented, possible side effects, and precautions.
Low Cholesterol Diet
Good choices for a low cholesterol diet include lean meats, whole grains, and vegetables. As this eMedTV page explains, the goals of a diet low in cholesterol are to eat more plant-based foods, cut back on animal protein, and reduce certain fats.
Lowering Cholesterol
Decreasing cholesterol levels begins with lifestyle changes, such as losing weight and diet changes. This page on the eMedTV Web site offers detailed information about lowering cholesterol through lifestyle changes, medications, or a combination of both.
Cholesterol Levels
This eMedTV Web page offers guidelines and tables to help determine if your cholesterol numbers fall within the healthy range. Commonly measures cholesterol levels include total cholesterol, LDL cholesterol, and HDL cholesterol.
Tricor
Tricor is a drug that can help lower triglycerides and cholesterol levels. This eMedTV page provides information about how Tricor works, how to take your dosage, and who manufactures it. This page also lists precautions and side effects with Tricor.
Cholesterol Level
As this eMedTV article explains, while it's important to know your total cholesterol level, most cholesterol treatment decisions are made based on your LDL or HDL levels. This resource explains what the different levels mean for your health.
Lovastatin
Lovastatin is approved for the treatment of conditions such as high cholesterol and triglycerides. This eMedTV resource offers an in-depth look at this medication, including its uses, dosing, possible side effects, overdose information, and more.
Lovaza
Lovaza is a prescription drug used for treating very high triglycerides. This article from the eMedTV library describes the effects of this fish oil medication, explains when and how to take it, and lists some of its potential side effects.
Niaspan
Niaspan is a prescription drug that lowers cholesterol and triglycerides in people who cannot lower their cholesterol through lifestyle changes alone. This eMedTV page covers Niaspan's uses, how it works, and how and when to take it.
HDL
Your body needs HDL (a type of cholesterol) to function properly. This page of the eMedTV archives provides a detailed look at this type of cholesterol, including what it does, what the numbers mean, and how you can increase it in your system.
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